Shore Medical Center tees up the ‘A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament’ on November 2 to support cancer care close to home

September 17, 2020

Outdoor event to be held in lieu of annual gala 
While COVID-19 may have temporarily changed the way we celebrate, it hasn’t changed the need for public support of Shore Medical Center’s cancer program. Shore Medical Center announced that in lieu of its annual gala, it will present the ‘A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament.’ The tournament will be held at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point on Monday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start (scramble format). Price is $150 per golfer, and sponsorship opportunities are available at

Funds raised from the ‘A Cause to Celebrate Golf Tournament’ will offset the cost of the ongoing oncology pharmacy upgrade, a new MRI for diagnostic testing, funding of a new prostate cancer screening program, continuation of the Penn Telegenetics program, and more.  

Each participant will start the day with a breakfast sandwich, coffee and tea. Select holes will feature beverages and delicious selections from the Greate Bay menu, served COVID-safe. Golfers will be brought lunch on the course and are invited to join in a post-event, socially distanced cocktail reception.

In addition, each member of the winning foursome will take one shot for a hole in one from 165 yards out of the 18th green for $1 million. There will also be par 3 contests for a luxury vehicle, a 55 inch TV, one set of Callaway Irons, and round trip airfare for two.  Shore will offer a 50/50 raffle and tickets for "tee-Up" and "Double tee." 

Over the last five years, Shore’s “A Cause to Celebrate” gala has raised nearly $2.5 million for Shore Cancer Center, with all funds raised directly helping local families. 

“We are our proud of our doctors, nurses, and clinical support staff who provide patients with high quality, compassionate and safe care at Shore Cancer Center,” said Jessica Giles of Shore’s Medical Center’s Planned Giving and Development office. She explains, “This tournament allows us to come together to help people battling cancer receive the best care possible, right in their own community. We appreciate the support of all players and sponsors, and we look forward to wonderful event.”

For sponsorship, tickets or for additional information contact Jessica Giles of Shore Medical Center’s Planned Giving and Development office at (609)-653-3986 or